User uShare Login | Register
Login
Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.


31° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options

RADAR LOCATION

TEMPERATURE LOCATION

Share your Photos, Videos, and Stories on uShare! Click here to get started.

KELOLAND.com | Sioux Falls News & Weather, South Dakota News & Weather, Minnesota and Iowa News

[0] My Saved Articles
Back to all news

Politics

Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!

 

Janklow Makes Final Stop At The Capitol

January 17, 2012, 5:52 PM by Ben Dunsmoor

Janklow Makes Final Stop At The Capitol
PIERRE, SD - A South Dakota Governor made his final visit to the State Capitol Tuesday.

Governor Bill Janklow died on Thursday from brain cancer at the age of 72. He spent more time in the governor’s office than anyone else, serving four terms. 

Tuesday afternoon, a public memorial service was held in the Capitol rotunda, and hundreds of people came to pay their final respects to Janklow.

Many of them worked on Janklow’s staff.  Others worked with Janklow in the legislature, and they all said the man who served as governor for 16 years left his mark on the state.

Janklow left the Capitol for the final time in a flag-draped casket and to the sounds of a 21-gun salute. 

“Our paths crossed many times, not only through my life but through my daughter’s life. Through all that he remained that political friend, political adversary, but always a friend,” long-time state lawmaker Lars Herseth said.

Herseth worked with Janklow in the state legislature, and his daughter, Stephanie Herseth Sandlin, ran against Janklow for Congress. From bringing credit card companies to South Dakota to wiring the state’s schools with internet, Herseth says Janklow made a difference.

“Can you envision a South Dakota without Citibank, and all the things it had as off shoots, including the health care field today because that came really from the same industry? Can you imagine a South Dakota that had to go through a lot with the internet world?” Herseth said.

Janklow also was credited with appointing many women to high-ranking positions in state government, including retired Supreme Court Justice Judith Meierhenry.  Janklow named her as the first female justice in the state. 

“Dozens of women in this state, including some in this room today, attribute their ability to get into the workforce and have a successful career to having started with Bill Janklow because he gave them that opportunity,” Meierhenry said. 

As Janklow left Pierre, colleagues say his legacy will never be forgotten. 

“We, without hesitation, stand and applaud with tears in our eyes and love in our hearts, and with pride and celebration, because we know one man can-and did-make a difference. Thank you, Bill, for being my friend,” Meierhenry said.

Previous Story

Next Story


Comments





RELATED STORIES


 
Find Local Businesses on KELO Pages!

View politics

You may also like

KELO-TV Argus Leader Poll: Rounds Favorability Dips

10/31/2014 6:00 AM

The race for South Dakota’s open U.S. Senate seat appears to be taking a toll on former Republican Governor Mike Rounds.

Full Story | Watch
KELO TV/Argus Leader Poll: Medicaid/Teacher Pay

10/26/2014 6:00 AM

There are a number of big issues this election year, but there are also big issues that people won't be voting on next week, like raising teacher ...

Full Story
KELO TV/Argus Leader Poll: Rounds Has Nine Point Lead

10/27/2014 6:00 AM

Former  South Dakota Republican Governor Mike Rounds has a strong lead in the race for the state’s open U.S. Senate seat with more than a w...

Full Story
KELO TV/Argus Leader Poll: Amendment Q/Initiated Measure 17

10/29/2014 6:00 AM

The 2014 mid-term election is now less than a week away and a lot of people have already decided on who they're going to vote for public office.

Full Story
KELO/Argus Poll: Daugaard Has Commanding Lead

10/28/2014 6:00 AM

South Dakota Republican Governor Dennis Daugaard is carrying a commanding lead into the final week of the campaign.

Full Story


Events